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With employment for recent law school graduates at just 85.6 per cent, the lowest since 1994, you can’t be blamed for failing to complete law school.These 10 individuals started but never finished.
Not all of them dropped out. One brilliant individual was expelled for poor grades. And some simply moved on to other studies.
Among them—in addition to the dark mark on this list, Bundy—there are writers, philosophers, and musicians.
Law school: University of Louisville
Dropped out after: 1 semester
After getting her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, the ABC News anchor attended one semester of law school in Louisville. She dropped out to study journalism.
Source: Yahoo TV
Law school: Brooklyn Law School
Dropped out after: a few months
The New Jersey native, more famous for his musical talent, did a stint at Brooklyn Law, but 'in his heart it was not what he wanted.' Simon decided his future was in music, and the rest was history.
Law School: Bonn University and Berlin University
Dropped out after: about 2 years
The German philosopher abandoned the law after becoming consumed by the idea of alienation.
Law school: University of Utah
Dropped out after: 1 year
The infamous serial killer of the 1970s was accepted to the University of Utah Law School in 1973 largely because of letters from then-governor Daniel Evans of Washington and several of his professors. He quit after a year.
Law school: University of Rome
Dropped out after: (enrolled but did not attend classes)
The Italian neorealist filmmaker used his student status as a way to escape conscription in 1938.
Source: Yahoo Movies
Law school: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dropped out after: 3 semesters
Nelle Harper Lee dropped out to pursue a literary life in New York City, and she went on to write the classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird.' Famously, she never wrote another book.
Law school: Georgetown University
Dropped out after: about a year
He began night school at Georgetown in 1960, pursuing a law degree. But he ultimately dropped out to pursue politics.
Law school: University of Chicago
Dropped out after: less than a year (expelled for poor grades)
After graduating from the University of Chicago in 1958 with mediocre grades, Hersh was admitted to the law school. He flunked out his first year because of poor grades. Hersh then went back to a previous job at a Walgreens until landing a gig at the City News Bureau, making $35 per week as a copyboy.
Hersh is now one of the New Yorker's most respected writers.
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